Health Law LL.M. Admissions

The central criterion for admission will be the applicant's potential for successful completion of, and contribution to, the program. Important factors to be considered are the candidate's overall academic record, particularly in law school; the candidate's professional experience; and the candidate's demonstrated interest in health law. Each candidate's qualifications will be compared to that of other applicants with the objective of filling each class with the best students in the applicant pool.


Degree Requirement

Domestic applicants must hold a J.D. from a law school that is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and approved by the American Bar Association. International applicants must have a first degree in law (LL.B., B.Law) or credentials to demonstrate equivalent qualification through work experience and their professions.

Language Ability

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. The ways in which proficiency can be demonstrated are outlined in UW Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements .

Application Instructions

  • Applicants are required to apply to the UW Graduate School.
  • In addition, applicants are required to submit the following materials either online or mailed directly to the Health Law LL.M. Program:
    1. Copy of Graduate School application. [This is only required if mailing materials directly.]
    2. A 1-2 page statement of purpose that includes a description of the applicant's professional background, career goals, and the educational objectives which he/she expects to meet through the program. [This can be uploaded to the online application.]
    3. Transcripts from all universities attended for international students and only J.D. transcripts for domestic students. [These can be uploaded to the online application but both the front and back side of the transcript are required.]
    4. Three recent letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors, or others who know the applicant and his/her legal qualifications and professional strengths and weaknesses. [These can be sent electronically after the applicant designates the recommenders in the online application.]
    5. Resume.[This can be uploaded to the online application.]
    6. Copy of official TOEFL or IELTS score (international students). [This can be uploaded to the online application.]

Transcripts, letters of recommendation, and TOEFL scores can be submitted through the LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service. If using this service the applicant will need to include their LSAC account number where directed in the online application.

If sending materials directly to the program please use the following address:

[Mailing Address]
Health Law LL.M. Program Admissions
University of Washington, School of Law
William H. Gates Hall, Box 353020 Seattle, WA 98195-3020

[Express Courier Address]
Health Law LL.M. Program Admissions
University of Washington School of Law
4293 Memorial Way
Seattle, WA 98195-3020

Application Deadlines

International Applicants

Due to the time required for processing international applications, applicants must complete the online application and submit the required application materials to the program by February 1.

Domestic Applicants

All applications materials must be sent to the program department no later than July 1. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so it is suggested that application materials be sent earlier than July 1.

Last updated 10/7/2014